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Weekend Photo Fun - July 8th through July 10th, 2022

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Weekend Photo Fun - July 8th through July 10th, 2022
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 8, 2022 12:00 AM

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 8, 2022 12:09 AM

Happy weekend everyone.

This week I finally scored one of these great Tangent PENNSYLVANIA G43 gondola car kits!

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I know this is about ten years too new for my 1954 era, but I am going to plead "modeler's license" on this one, just because I like this model so much.

Really, to me, it does not look too out-of-place for my era. I think it could have been built in 1954. Does anyone know if there were similar cars on the rails then?

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

OK... enough of that... Let us see what you all have to share this week. New acquisistions, projects, old pictures, new pictures, ideas, sketches, 3D renders, whatever!

Let's go...

-Kevin

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 8, 2022 8:41 AM

Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Ohio!

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, you can just send that car to me as it is too new for you and I would like to build 5 of those now.

First up is a Walthers Thrall 53' Gon that I am using as a standin for a Despatch Shops Gon, has the right dimensions and number of stakes. Car was painted with Floquil Jade Green and Rust Paints and lettered with Mask Island Decals.

Next is a Details West Combo Door Boxcar Kit, on the MFCL this car was only good for the UP and since I had the kit and the decal I built it. Painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Mineral Red and lettered with Herald King Decals.

While I was at it I added a load to one of my gons, as the gon was lettered for ingot molds only, I purchased some ingot mold kits from State Tool and Die and painted them with a light coat of rust and set on timbers with one mold over each truck. According to a friend who worked for the railroad they were not tied down as the molds weight would not allow them to move.

Scaletrains C39-8 Diesels with an ore drag on the Strongsville Club Layout.

Thanks for looking,

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, July 8, 2022 2:21 PM

Kevin, thanks for starting us out again this week.  Will your new hopper become part of the S&GRR?

Rick, as usual, your work on the cars is great.

This week I haven't done much, but I did get some ballast through the tunnel.  I am in the process of adding some ground cover on the hillside.  Then some paint on the bridge supports and tunnel entrance.

York1 John       

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 8, 2022 3:29 PM

Hello everyone—

Thanks for setting up our WPF adventure, Kevin. Those Tangent cars are a work of art. Decaling over the corrugations might pose a challenge?

Excellent job on your rolling stock and  it is great to hear you are well on the way in your recovery, Rick. You are a veritable encyclopedia of information about freight car use and history!

Your progress looks great, John. That is a nice, beefy-looking bridge.


 

I hope to have some photos of a structure project uploaded soon — meanwhile...

My long-awaited RS-3 finally arrived!

 EL_1057-take-siding by Edmund, on Flickr

I placed my "preorder" some time in early 2017. Overland Hobbies honored the price as announced back then so I can't complain.

 EL_1057-broadside by Edmund, on Flickr

Seems to be an excellent model. It must have had some kind of coating on the wheel treads as pickup was very sporadic in the beginning.

 EL_1057 by Edmund, on Flickr

I used to ride the E-L commuter train from Cleveland to Youngstown and sometimes the usual E8 was substituted by an RS-3.

 Erie Lackawanna Solon Ohio by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 8, 2022 4:18 PM

dti406
You can just send that car to me.

I don't think so, I have had this one on my "to buy" list for a while.

Wink

York1
Will your new hopper become part of the S&GRR?

That is not my intention. I already have six gondola cars of three different styles lettered for my railroad. This might become ATLANTIC CENTRAL, since I already have plans to use other PRR signature cars in Sheldon's roadname.

gmpullman
Those Tangent cars are a work of art. Decaling over the corrugations might pose a challenge?

It might be a little difficult, but should be worth the effort. Those corrugations are a very neat feature, and I want them to stand out.

-Kevin

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 8, 2022 4:28 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
dti406
You can just send that car to me.

 

I don't think so, I have had this one on my "to buy" list for a while.

Wink

 

 
York1
Will your new hopper become part of the S&GRR?

 

That is not my intention. I already have six gondola cars of three different styles lettered for my railroad. This might become ATLANTIC CENTRAL, since I already have plans to use other PRR signature cars in Sheldon's roadname.

 

 
gmpullman
Those Tangent cars are a work of art. Decaling over the corrugations might pose a challenge?

 

It might be a little difficult, but should be worth the effort. Those corrugations are a very neat feature, and I want them to stand out.

-Kevin

 

I have decaled both the PRR and PC cars and there are flat plates where most of the lettering goes and some goes under the corrugations none are printed on the corrugations.

 

 Rick Jesionowski 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, July 9, 2022 5:02 AM

Hello again—

Here's an update to show the structure previously alluded to that I assembled this week. Working my way back into the big city I was looking for a corner building to house a druggist and a small tobacco shop.

 Rexall_closer by Edmund, on Flickr

Years ago I bought a Walthers "prebuilt" of this same structure but did not want to use it since it was completely assembled and unpainted but, at the time, was the only way to get the building as it was not offered in kit form.

 Walthers Water Street-door by Edmund, on Flickr

I looked into trying to disassemble it but gave up on that idea. There were way too many intricate details here plus the window glazing was glued in to withstand gale-force winds.

Found a kit on eBay at a reasonable price and it was NOS so it was one made in Denmark Yes

 City_Corner-building by Edmund, on Flickr

I decided to forgo the beige colors and came up with this scheme.

 Rexall_noir by Edmund, on Flickr

Plus the addition of a Miller Engineering sign leaves no question as to the main occupant.

 Rexall_neon by Edmund, on Flickr

So far, though, out of some fifty animation choices I can't find one I like. Most are too busy. I'd really like to simply have it lit up at a constant brightness. Gotta work on that.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, July 9, 2022 9:01 AM

gmpullman

Hello again—

Here's an update to show the structure previously alluded to that I assembled this week. Working my way back into the big city I was looking for a corner building to house a druggist and a small tobacco shop.

 Rexall_closer by Edmund, on Flickr

Years ago I bought a Walthers "prebuilt" of this same structure but did not want to use it since it was completely assembled and unpainted but, at the time, was the only way to get the building as it was not offered in kit form.

 Walthers Water Street-door by Edmund, on Flickr

I looked into trying to disassemble it but gave up on that idea. There were way too many intricate details here plus the window glazing was glued in to withstand gale-force winds.

Found a kit on eBay at a reasonable price and it was NOS so it was one made in Denmark Yes

 City_Corner-building by Edmund, on Flickr

I decided to forgo the beige colors and came up with this scheme.

 Rexall_noir by Edmund, on Flickr

Plus the addition of a Miller Engineering sign leaves no question as to the main occupant.

 Rexall_neon by Edmund, on Flickr

So far, though, out of some fifty animation choices I can't find one I like. Most are too busy. I'd really like to simply have it lit up at a constant brightness. Gotta work on that.

Cheers, Ed

 

Ed, I had very similar experiences with that same structure. I really liked the structure but it was no longer available in kit form when I wanted it so I bought the prebuilt version. Like you, I didn't like the color but decided it was too much trouble to repaint it so instead I made it a background structure. Coincidentally, I positioned mine right next to the same Bachmann Department Store structure that you did. Since it's in the background this is the best angle I could get of it.

Since then, the structure again became available in kit form and I built it for another location on my layout. It will serve as a small town hotel across the street from the depot on a section that is still under construction. 

I still need to add a sign and eventually I'd like to light up the lobby.

Based on past pictures you've posted recently, I think we have about ten of the same structures in our urban areas, four in the first photo alone.

PS. My memory is that when this structure first became available in kit form, Walthers indicated it was based on the building that was the company's first home. 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, July 9, 2022 11:21 AM

Kevin, Thanks for the WPF start.  Those Tangent gons are really nice, and the corrugation an interesting variation.

Enjoyed seeing this corrugated gon sitting on a siding in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Ed & John-NYBW, Those big city scenes are always a pleasure to see.

Le Tour is heating up, Allez! Allez!   

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:03 PM

HO-Velo

Ed & John-NYBW, Those big city scenes are always a pleasure to see.

 

 
Thank you for the compliment. I have been much impressed by your
work as well. Your scenes really look good in close up shots which to me is the mark of really outstanding modeling. My scenes look good in the wide angle but too often close up views reveal the flaws. Often I don't even notice the flaws until I take a close up shot and then they
jump out at me. I'm always working to improve this aspect of my layout. 
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Posted by dti406 on Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:12 PM

Here is the way new PRR and PC G43's look!

 

 

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Posted by RMNRWY on Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:36 PM

Here are a few pics of some new aquisitions. Atlas BN 5485 B36-7, Atlas FW&D BN extended vision caboose, Proto 2000 CB&Q 972 GP30 and a Bachman streamlined CB&Q caboose. Installed Loksound 5 in both engines and did some minor detailing. (rotary beacon, antenna, etc) 

A UP BLI Consolidation 2-8-0 and Walthers UP wooden caboose. On the BLI 2-8-0, I replaced the Paragon 3 with Loksound 5. I also shortened the huge drawbar distance between the tender and cab. The PRR pilot beam marker lights were also removed.

These pictures are from three different time periods on my multi-era layout.

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Posted by Mister Mikado on Monday, July 11, 2022 11:09 AM

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 11, 2022 12:48 PM

I am a bit short on time this morning, but I still want to thank everyone that contributed to another great edition of Weekend Photo Fun.

-Kevin

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Posted by jim57 on Thursday, July 21, 2022 7:59 PM

Hi Ed:

Love your work!  Assuming you are modeling downtown Cleveland 1960-ish, I propose a vital feature: The old Hobby House train shop at 800 Huron Ave.  I have fond boyhood memories of the neon sign and inside, the wall of brass engines.  I wonder if you share those memories?

JimW

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 PM

jim57
Hi Ed: Love your work!

Thank you, Jim! 

While I'm not after modeling the exact locations of Cleveland I sure keep those memories in mind when I model the city and many other areas of my layout.

Indeed I remember gazing slackjawed at the display case just inside the doorway of the Hobby House. Leonard M. Blum is, of course, the progenitor of LMB importers, a great source for decent, hard-working brass locomotives today. I knew one of the service guys, too. Fellow named Al Clum.

Do you remember, was it Kay's Books, farther up Prospect? Great place to browse. Then wrap up the day at the Higbee's Frosty (15¢) stand under the escalator on the ground floor. I would then ride the CTS Rapid or the Shaker Rapid to parts east and home on the 9B bus Big Smile Great Days!

 Shaker_56_1966 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Shaker Rapid_80_93Woodhill by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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